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Internet Slam ‘Cowardly Draft-Dodging’ Trump Over Tweet Pushing War Because Iran ‘Never Lost a Negotiation’

This internet is slamming President Donald Trump after he tweeted Friday that Iran “never won a war, but never lost a negotiation” hours after the Pentagon confirmed that an airstrike in Iraq had killed Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force.

“Iran never won a war, but never lost a negotiation!” Trump wrote, seemingly suggesting that he prefers war than losing a negotiation with Iran.

Trump, who has yet to publicly address the details of the actual decision, sent the tweet early Friday morning after retweeting a number of messages about the strike, including a State Department travel advisory urging American citizens to leave Iraq immediately due to heightened tensions in the region.

Trump has earned praise from Republicans for authorizing the strike against Soleimani, a top Iranian commander in Iraq. But Democrats have warned of destabilizing consequences of the move while criticizing the administration for failing to properly notify Congress. By Friday morning, Iran was promising a “harsh retaliation.”

Tensions in the region have spiked in recent days after a rocket attack killed an American contractor in Iraq on Dec. 27. Trump has blamed Iran for the attack with no evidence.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, however, has said the strike was conducted in response to “imminent threats to American lives.”

Their comments follow a Thursday Pentagon statement confirming that Soleimani had been killed.

“This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans,” the Pentagon said. “The United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world.”

Soleimani was killed at Baghdad International Airport, as was, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iran-backed Iraqi militia the Popular Mobilization Forces, Iraqi state TV first reported Thursday.

Trump sparked an avalanche of negative comments after his tweet:

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